Do I have a slight obsession with amazonites and aquamarines? Probably, yes. Aquatic shades are a huge long time favourite for me. The last (at least for a while) of the lovely faceted, round amazonites were used in this necklace.
I rarely use copper findings but this one stole my heart. I wanted to use silver wire though, and in my opinion it works, as the colour of the small glass beads (clear with coppery-brown sides) brings the two metallic colours together. I also used copper with silver wire in these earrings that I made already in early December.
One of my best NY buys bead-wise was a string of amazing quality amazonite leaves. I intend to use all of them for different necklaces. Village, Fountain and Nymph are now joined by Rain.
I really like the stormy, metallic blue of these glass beads that I also bought from New York. The faceted ones are naturally czech glass.
And I was right. Now I have the flu. A pot of tea, please!